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Dean's Message


Welcome to The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. We prepare students to achieve their goals in an interconnected global society through a contemporary liberal arts curriculum emphasizing interdisciplinary learning, research, service, and enterprise.

The liberal arts afford students extraordinary opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and global awareness, both of which are key to successful careers in a vast array of fields. Through our three academic divisions—the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences (via the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs)—undergraduate students explore great ideas in philosophy and literature, as well as engage in the study of language, history, and culture; writing and literary criticism; political, economic and social theories; and quantitative and scientific analysis.

Our graduate students are immersed in an environment of academic rigor, research, and creativity, where they develop tools and skills needed to effect change and to generate new knowledge and ideas in their chosen fields.

College faculty and students engage in interdisciplinary research and scholarship within our departments, through collaborations with national and international institutions, and through signature research centers and institutes on campus, including the SU Humanities Center, the Forensics and National Security Sciences Institute, the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, and the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. Emerging areas of interdisciplinary excellence are the Humanities in the Digital Age and Sustainable Global Systems: Clean Water.

I invite you to explore our website, visit our campus, and allow us to be your gateway to an academic world of discovery, creativity, and imagination.

Sincerely,

George M. Langford
Dean, The College of Arts and Sciences